Community Service

Each year, our Scouts perform their duty to their community by participating in a variety of Service Projects. Each project has special requirements and all need adult help and supervision. Some projects may require work gloves, safety glasses, garbage bags, etc

Service Projects

Doing service projects together is one way that Cub Scouts keep their promise “to help other people.” While a Scout should do his best to help other people every day, a group service project is a bigger way to help people. While you’re giving service, you’re learning to work together with others to do something that’s good for your community.

Service projects may help the natural world, the community, or the chartered organization. Here are some service activities Cub Scouts can do.

  1. Helping the natural world
    • Pick up litter around your neighborhood
    • Clean up trash by a stream
    • Plant seedlings or flowers
    • Recycle glass, paper, aluminum, or plastic
    • Make bird feeders
  2.  Helping the community
    • Helping the community
    • Give a flag ceremony for a school
    • Collect food for food banks
    • Make cards for a care center
    • Clean up a church parking lot
    • Hand out voting reminders
    • Hand out emergency procedure brochures
  3.  Helping the chartered organization
    • Helping the chartered organization
    • Do a cleanup project
    • Plant and care for trees
    • Conduct a flag ceremony
    • Help set up for a special event

These are only a few ideas for service projects. Can you think of others? Share your ideas with the members and leaders of your den.

Community Service

Pack 490 holds 2 Major Service Projects per year

Trail Clean up at Big Dalton

Trail Clean up at South Hills

We also participate in various other service projects at the Den level some of them have included:

School Grounds Clean Up

Rise Against Hunger Meal Packaging

Flower and Tree Planting

Scouting For Food

and more!

Past Projects

Flag Placement at Forrest Lawn 2019

For Memorial Day, Pack 490 got together with several other local scout packs and troops to honor the fallen who served our country. The grave of each veteran was honored by placing an American flag at the headstone. This is a beautiful sight to see!

Sheperd’s Pantry Service Project 2019

Shepherd’s Pantry is an organization that provides food, clothing, emotional support, and counseling to those in need in the San Gabriel Valley. Our Lion den had the opportunity to donate their time and help this wonderful organization!

Pack Service Project – Rise Against Hunger 2019

Rise Against Hunger is an amazing organization that packages meals and sends them to needy countries. Pack 490 partook in helping this amazing organization pack over 22,000 meals for children and families around the world! This was an excellent way to show our scouts how to help those in need.

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